Textile designers Marisa Anne and Lizzy House recently collaborated to produce a podcast called The In’s and Out’s of Textile Design. In this 2-hour informative conversation, each artist/author draws on her experience as a surface designer in the quilting industry. Both love what they do and their enthusiasm is infectious, but working in the industry isn't always a walk in the park. Find out what they've learned by purchasing their podcast, along with a downloadable list of resources at their website http://www.ourcreativehouse.com/.
And, if you aren't already familiar with Lizzy House's eBook "How to Enter the World of Textile Design: for the Quilting Industry," you can find it here.
Carol Van Zandt's colorful and inviting booth at Surtex 2012.
A HUGE thank you to Monday night's guest speaker, artist and designer Carol Van Zandt. Carol generously shared her experience and insider information about exhibiting at Surtex and licensing one's surface pattern designs. We are so impressed by her ambition, talent, and can-do attitude!
Detailed notes are posted in our members-only archive section for those of you that missed the meeting.
Photo courtesy of www.bioalloy.org.
We know you were impressed by Anke Domaske’s Qmilch, a fabric made from spoiled milk protein. Well, hold on to your glasses wine and beer lovers: Researchers at the University of Western Australia have devised a way to turn your favorite fermented beverage into clothing. The cellulose fabric, dubbed Micro’be’, isn’t quite as advanced as Qmilch (it looks a bit like raw meat, lacks flexibility, and smells just like the alcoholic beverage it orginated from) but the material's creators are excited about its potential. Click here to read more about Micro’be’.